ISLAMABAD - officers and men of Islamabad capital territory police on Tuesday saved the day for their police chief as their prompt action recovered the vehicle of an influential person and arrested the dacoits.

According to details, Islamabad Police, on Tuesday, busted a gang involved in snatching vehicle from the son of Member Nation al Assembly at gunpoint in guise of policemen, besides arresting six other persons from various areas for their alleged involvement in criminal activities, a police spokesman said.

According to details, Ghulam Murtaza son of MNA Nazeer Ahmed lodged the report with Kohsar police station that his vehicle (Land Cruiser, Sindh BD-8624) was snatched from him on May 5 when he was going back to his home from sector F-8. He stated in the application that when he reached near F-7/2, two persons in black uniform of police stopped him and pretended to check documents of the vehicle, as it seemed non-custom paid.

They boarded on the vehicle and asked to move ahead for checking of vehicles by their officers who were standing at some distance. The complainant said that they snatched vehicle from him as he drove it little ahead. Following this compliant, IGP Islamabad Bani Amin Khan directed SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik to trace out the culprits at earliest.  A special team under the supervision of SP (City) Muhammad Ilyas was constituted including Sub-Inspector Iftikhar Ahmed which succeeded to arrest four culprits after hard work of day and night and also recovered snatched vehicle from them. The nabbed persons were identified as Syed Mohsin Ali s/o Farman Ali, resident of Islamabad, Asim Ali Javed s/o Javed Iqbal, resident of Islamabad, Yasir s/o Sahfi Khan, resident of Peshawar, and Iram Sehar.

When contacted, a spokesperson of Islamabad Capital territory police confirmed it and said further investigation is under way from these nabbed persons and police have also obtained their two-day physical remand from concerned court.

MNA Nazir Ahmed has also appreciated this performance of Islamabad police and said this force has brilliant officers bringing laurels for it. He also lauded the special efforts of SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousf Malik, SP (City) Ilyas and his team.

Meanwhile, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Yousuf from Tarnol police apprehended three auto-thieves and recovered stolen Corolla car (MS-352) from them. These auto-thieves were identified as Waqas, Pervez Akhtat and Waheed who took away this car from area of Rawalpindi.

Sub-Inspector Alamgir Khan from Sabzi Manid police arrested an accused Yasir Mehmood and recovered 30 bore pistol from him while Sub-Inspector Anar from Sihala police apprehended Iqbal in possession of 55 grams heroin.

ASI Mushtaq Hussain from Koral police arrested Rehman Zeb for having 30 bore pistol. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway from them.

SSP Islamabad Muhammad Yousuf Malik has appreciated this performance and directed all police officials to intensify vigilance in their respective areas.